Treating dementia does not warrant a “one size fits all” method. There are many types of dementia resulting in a myriad of behaviors. Dr. Fisher will explore non-pharmacological approaches in dementia care, including person-centered methods, to bring out the best in our dementia residents and help them engage and experience better quality of life.
Administrators, director of nurses, staff nurses, nurse aides, social workers, activities and dietary staff, environmental service workers
Upon completion, participants will:
- Identify dementia, including behavioral symptoms
- Understand that management of behaviors consists of both pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions/treatments
- Apply non-pharmacological approaches using the Montessori method
Dr. Anna Fisher, DHA, CDP, Director of Quality & Education Hillcrest Health Services, Bellevue, NE
Dr. Fisher is a certified dementia practitioner and serves as the Hillcrest Health Services health, quality and nursing services education expert for diverse business lines that include assisted living, memory support, adult day services, in-patient rehabilitation, outpatient therapy, home health care, private duty, telehealth, palliative, hospice, and skilled nursing care. Dr. Fisher is also an adjunct professor in the College of Arts and Sciences at Bellevue University and is co-producer of the award-winning NET Television program series, “Now What?”, about elder care and dementia. She is currently President of the Consortium of Dementia Alternatives and Vice President of the Montessori International School of the Plains. She is a Clinical Practice Committee member and Quality Award Senior Examiner for the American Health Care Association and a member of the Emergency Preparedness Task Force for the National Center of Assisted Living. Dr. Fisher holds an undergraduate degree in human resources, graduate degree in business management and a doctorate in health administration.
Contact Krystal Hays, RN, MSN, RAC-CT, Great Plains QIN Quality Improvement Advisor, via email email@example.com or call 402/476-1399 Ext. 522
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This event is brought to you by the Great Plains Quality Innovation Network in partnership with the Nebraska Advancing Excellence Local Area Network for Excellence (LANE) partners